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Unread 03-28-2014, 09:51 AM   #31321
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Mine wanders a little as well but I attribute it to keeping my front pinion angle good at the sacrifice of caster. I'm probably going to dial a little caster back in and forget about a perfect front pinion angle.

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Unread 03-28-2014, 10:00 AM   #31322
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At stock height, I run as much caster as I can without causing pinion angle issues / front driveline vibes, 0 toe or just a hair of toe out and have about an extra 1/2* of negative camber up front from offset ball joints. It follows road crown and such noticeably at times, but on a good road, tracks well enough I can take my hands off the wheel for 15+ seconds at a time and it'll still be going straight.
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Unread 03-28-2014, 10:07 AM   #31323
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If you have a decent bit of body roll, a lifted ZJ will have somewhat of a passive 4 wheel steer due to the rear suspension geometry. As the body rolls in a turn, the rear end will be steered slightly towards the outside of the turn.
This, mine wanders due to the back in quite often. I attribute it to bad shocks and the lack of rear swaybar

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Unread 03-28-2014, 10:40 AM   #31324
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Do you have good shocks?
Bilstein 5100's, not sure on miles as I bought them used here. They seem good, hell of a lot better than the hydros that came with the lift.

I'm going to try and get the alignment checked too. Drives straight for the most part. Maybe I'm expecting too much lol.
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Unread 03-28-2014, 10:55 AM   #31325
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Bilstein 5100's, not sure on miles as I bought them used here. They seem good, hell of a lot better than the hydros that came with the lift.

I'm going to try and get the alignment checked too. Drives straight for the most part. Maybe I'm expecting too much lol.
Your toe could be off. If it is it can wander all over.
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Unread 03-28-2014, 12:15 PM   #31326
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If you have a decent bit of body roll, a lifted ZJ will have somewhat of a passive 4 wheel steer due to the rear suspension geometry. As the body rolls in a turn, the rear end will be steered slightly towards the outside of the turn.
Now I miss my RX7. They designed passive 4-wheel-steering into the rear end of that car, and somehow it felt just right. I am glad, however, I don't have the active 4-wheel steering in my 240SX.

And all I need for my Jeep is 4-wheel drive thank you.
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Unread 03-28-2014, 12:17 PM   #31327
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Your toe could be off. If it is it can wander all over.
Cool I'll get it checked out asap. Thanks
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Unread 03-28-2014, 01:12 PM   #31328
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Unread 03-28-2014, 01:45 PM   #31329
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Cool I'll get it checked out asap. Thanks
My toe was almost 0 and it wandered kind of bad. I move the toe in a little at a time until it tracked straight. Kind of a pain remembering what way to turn the stupid sleeve.
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Unread 03-28-2014, 01:49 PM   #31330
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Ordered a new oil pan and gasket, plus rear main seal for the green one.

And ordered ironman4x4 engine and trans mounts for both of em.
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Unread 03-28-2014, 01:59 PM   #31331
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Got my engine on the stand finally, gonna tear it down next week. Here's hoping I don't find anything bad with the block

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Unread 03-28-2014, 02:55 PM   #31332
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Well I got my Offroad Led lights in the other day. they measure 4.5"... I installed them Last night but it was too dark to take decent photos, the light was just unbearable for either one of my cell phones.. I thought they looked good. They're super bright too..












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Unread 03-28-2014, 02:56 PM   #31333
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My toe was almost 0 and it wandered kind of bad. I move the toe in a little at a time until it tracked straight. Kind of a pain remembering what way to turn the stupid sleeve.
Lol I had the same problem getting my steering wheel straight. Once I thought it was straight I would make one last adjustment and it'd be crooked again.
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Unread 03-28-2014, 03:11 PM   #31334
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The splice in the heater hose on the pass side of a V8 ZJ is actually a factory splice. Not sure why it's there, but they all came that way. One of the clamps may be weak though (especially if it's a factory spring clamp, they do wear out eventually).
Yeah, I thought it seemed odd, that's Jeep for ya. I think someone put the worm (?) type clamps on it. I'll double check though and may go ahead and get some better clamps while I have some coolant drained to do the t-stat.

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Unread 03-28-2014, 03:55 PM   #31335
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